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denied by the obama administration, appears in the "washington post." it says u.s. intelligence agencies have gained access to hundreds of millions of google and yahoo user accounts by secretly tapping into company data centers. late today, six top tech companies-- yahoo, google, aol, apple, microsoft and facebook-- sent a letter to congress, calling for enhanced privacy protections. barton gellman broke the story for "the washington post."
to watch your language. [ laughter ] >> huge contrast to president obama. in so many different ways and often people look for the next president as an anecdote. he will be chairman of the republican governor's association. he will travel to all the critical states. his campaign manager is moving to new hampshire. so he is putting the pieces in place. if he could navigate around the extremist in his own party he should get a medal for courage. at least. >> he thrown out all the signals this will go beyond new jersey. doing the sunday talk shows. she talking about washington, d.c. in his future. it is really early. giuliani was out ahead but disappeared but he shown he is adept at seeing what makes him popular and sticking to it. after the hurricane his popularity rose but rather than having dissipate he held on tait. -- to it. he is more politically savvy and might hang on to the numbers. republicans will get behind him because they want to win and he could win because he is a main stream candidate and he has charisma. charisma wins elections. >> he is down to earth. >> very down to
before congress voted to pass the affordable care act in 2010, president obama told americans who wanted to keep their health insurance, yes, you can. and the following 3 1/2 years, mr. obama and administration officials repeated this promise. so many times that the white house website, white now has 102,000 matches for the words, quote, you can keep your insurance, unquote. this week, president obama went to boston on the same day health and human services secretary appeared on capitol hill. the obama mission, a 9/11 emergency rescue of obama care after its disastrous october rollout. the tactic, defend and attack. broke out concerning 10 million americans who have health coverage under individual or small group plans. they are getting notice from insurance companies that obama care regulations mean that when it comes to keeping their current plans, no, they can't. white house spokesman is already elastsizing, adding a triple x sized caveat. the canceled plans were substandard and the new mandatory often costlier plans will be better. once the exchange website works, that is.
a distance. if you were president obama, what choice would you make? i'd like to hear your succinct and considered response. write me at or on facebook. i promise to read every response. >>> let's turn now to another big story most of us know even less about than drones. tpp, the trans-pacific partnership. it's a trade agreement the united states is negotiating with australia, canada, japan and eight other countries in the pacific region. if you don't know about the tpp, and few do, it's because the powerful people behind it, including president obama, don't want you to know. the negotiations are shrouded in secrecy, and once they are completed, obama wants to rush the agreement through congress, fast-tracking, they call it, with our elected representatives given the choice only of voting it up or down. last year, over 130 members of congress asked the white house for more transparency about what's being negotiated and were essentially told to go fly a kite. you can be sure of this, however. a select group of corporate partners, companies like generax electric, goldma
president obama scored a landslide victory over mitt romney, to secure a second term in the white house, the new book "double down" is a behind the scenes account of the 2012 campaign. it is in some ways a sequel to game change, the best seller that told the story of the 2008 election cycle, i am pleased to welcome my friend, the authors, john heilemann national affairs editor for new york magazine, mark halperin is editor at large and senior political analyst for time magazine, i am pleased to have them back at this table. welcome. so you have done it. you have told the story of 2012. how does it compare to 2008? >> well, both elections were, obviously, feature barack obama as the main character. both elections featured the clintons as very important figures, quite obviously, and i think this election in some ways feature higher sex, and, stakes and a greater question about the outcome, so both of them are at a time when the country is really searching for meaning, lot of books about politics are about macroeconomics or about social trends of demographics, our books, both this book and
. issue two, obama's fumble. >> we fumbled the rollout on this healthcare law. a whole bunch of things that are working really well, which people didn't notice. because they weren't controversial. i am very frustrated, but i'm also somebody who, if i fumbled the ball, i'm going to wait until i get the next plane and i'm going to run as hard as i can and do right by the team. so, ultimately i'm the head of this team. we did fumble the ball on it and what i'm going to do is make sure that we get it fixed. >> question, can president obama regain the ball? mort. >> we have a tradition in america of people apologizing for their mistakes. but i would have to say that this administration kind of is abusing that particular process. they made a lot of mistakes. they try and say i'm sorry. a lot of people are sorry they voted for him, as i said before. i think he's in deep trouble on this thing. i don't think he will escape the problem. i don't think he gets out of it for a long time. this program affected millions and millions of people. they misjudged not only the website, but how this progr
are interesting. obama retreats on health rules. health law shakes presidency. and the president admitted what everyone in america already knew. obamacare is a total and unmitigated disaster. among those who urged the president to cave, bill clinton. >> the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> i said it would do everything we can to fix this problem and today i am offering an idea that will help to it. >> when you look at obamacare i do not think there is a way to fix it. >> house speaker john boehner in a lengthy news conference. the president said he will try to regain the trust of the american people. he has a very tall mountain to climb. the latest poll, 54% of the american people disapprove of his job performance. gallup, 52%. of theregain the trust american people? >> time will tell. i do not know. , incredibly partial important commodity for president. once that trust is compromised, it is tough to reclaim it. he can only do it by leveling and taking full responsibility and accountability for this program.
of president obama's nominees to the ac circuit court of appeals. the move short-circuits filibusters on most presidential nominees except for those from the u.s. supreme court. >> most important and most dangerous restructuring since thomas jefferson wrote them. >> enough is enough. they american pupils as ness is too important to keep falling prey day after day to washington politics. >> we are approaching a slippery slope that will destroy the very unique aspect of this institution called the united states senate. >> i'm wondering if senator mccain has a point. will the senate begin to resemble the house? rex it will. you will see a marked increase in partisanship. filibuster was not used and the republicans have abused it and overused it and trivialized it. and the great civil rights fight of 1964, the difference between then and now was found in the boat. they were 29 votes to keep the filibuster. keep it going. ofinst the civil rights act 1964. 24 of those were cast i democrats. the parties were not polarized. they are now polarized. you have a senate majority. would be the law of unint
not good. >> rose: we are looking at a circumstance today in which president obama's approval ratings are about where president bush's were at their lowest. bush was at 35, obama as we speak b38, 39. and the-- the bush approval ratings were a product of iraq. >> and katrina. >> rose: and katrina. one spoke to competence, one spoke to i guess competence, too, in terms of judgment, and whether that was a war of necessity, a war of choice, and if it was a war of choice, was it the wrong choice because of what did it mean? but that was it to be followed by barack obama, who comes in-- and i would think be a man that you would admire for intellect, for style, for a family. >> i would add one quality, which is that he was ideologically honest, open, and bold about how ideologically ambitious he was. he comes into office, and five weeks in, he delivers an address to a joint session of congress which most americans don't remember because most americans have a real life and they do real stuff. >> rose: yes. >> i have to watch this guy every day and every night, and, obviously, my sins are many
. [applause] president obama said it over again. if you like your insurance plan you could keep it. the health care act will not change that. millions of americans who are buying limited coverage are receiving letters after all. the president's response. >> if you're getting one of these letters shop around in the new marketplace. you will get a better deal. >> a lot requires that health insurance not cover hospital, maternity, mental health, and prescription drugs. >> if insurers decided is a lawgrade we said under the you have to replace them with quality, conference of coverage. to thenot tell that american people to begin with? wrecks that is a good question. of good questions. i do not think there is an answer. it obviously was not true. that is it. why put yourself behind the all like this? wrecks it was a campaign and a good slogan for the campaign. for 97% of people it is true but it is not for the three percent and we are hearing from them and it is a big embarrassment for the white house. >> when did he know it was not true? that goes to the larger question about the quality control
?hat will be >> not really because he hasn't khapbchance to launch it. he was hoping to run one of those famous obama campaigns and go out and draw crowds and talk up the project. nstead, he is explaining and apologizi apologizing. really, what he has to do now is buy time. hat is what they are trying to do. they are trying -- the white house is trying to stave off attempts from congress to change the law and maybe reopen the law. what they really are hoping will can hold out s until the end of november when if things go as they planned the website will be up and running, people will be signing up and ou will start to get these testimonials from satisfied customers they hope will help down the problem. gwen: so the apology after the health and human services apologized and now the president. looking at of them him bleeding in the polls and thinking we have to put an end to that? exactly k that is right. they are careful about the they cede to those that would like to change the law. it started low level and worked food chain and finally the president had to say those words, i am sorry. >> why are th
of executive and judicial nominations. half of them have occurred during the obama administration. >> ifill: republicans disputed the numbers. minority leader mitch mcconnell insisted the senate has confirmed 215 of president obama's nominees and rejected only two. >> this was nothing more than a power grab in order to try to advance the obama administration's regulatory agenda, and they just broke the senate rules in order to exercise the power grab. so, i would sum it up by saying it's a sad day in the history of the senate. after today, advise and consent probably means to them 100% consent. >> ifill: democrats have threatened to change the rules before, but matters finally came to a head this week when republicans blocked three nominees to the powerful u.s. circuit court of appeals in the district of columbia. they include patricia ann millett, an appellate lawyer in washington; georgetown university law professor cornelia pillard; and federal district court judge robert wilkins. at the white house, president obama applauded the vote. he said both parties have misused filibusters over t
executive order by president obama requiring local governments and federal agencies to account for climate change when they undertake big new projects. for more, we're joined from washington by margaret tolive. if we're just catching up here, what were those changes? what was the executive order saying? >> so the executive order is telling federal agencies and local governments and especially federal agencies to analyze all of the risks that climate change may have to their missions and what they do, to talk about what they are already doing and what they should be doing and sets up a task force to put all of these suggestions and recommendations together and analysis over the next nine months. >> does the forecast have any teeth or how does it work across the different agencies? >> what is interesting about this task force is it is laying down the policy inside the obama administration for the sort of stuff he can't do through congress and so the real question comes to funding. we need "x" amount of dollars to rebridge this bridge, shore up this shoreline, work on roads and infrastructure
with president obama, mr. sharif attempted to try to create a sort of a new basis for partnership, and the americans obliged, approved $1.3 billion, et cetera, but is the old pattern and in that old pattern things will not move smoothly, the americans think that just by giving aid they will get pakistan to change. that won't happen. and the pakastanis think they can continue to tap the american treasury without changing, and i don't see that happening either. so what we will see is fits and starts on certain things pakastani leaders will be cooperative and others they won't. >> rose: we conclude this evening with pavel khodorkovsky, the son of the former russian billionaire now in prison. >> my father sees himself as a person who went back to russia out of principle. he knew perfectly well that he would be arrested. he sees himself as a person who went to jail because of his convictions. whether in the long-term it is going to be perceived as one of the dissident, dissident stories is going to be up to seat. >> rose: u.s. politics, pakastani politics and russian politics when we
a more comprehensive agreement. president obama hailed it as a diplomatic breakthrough. >> the first step that we've taken today marks the most significant and tangible progress that we've made with iran since i took office. and now we must use the months ahead to pursue a lasting and comprehensive settlement that would resolve an issue that has threatened our security and the security of our allies for decades. it won't be easy. and huge challenges remain ahead. >> iranian foreign minister echoed the president's tone. >> so this is a process of attempting to restore confidence and i hope that the two sides can move forward in a manner that would be conducive to the subjective. >> rose: israeli officials including benjamin netanyahu have denounced the accord. >> what was reached last night in geneva is not an historic agreement. it is an historic mistake. today the world became a much more dangerous place because the post dangerous regime in the world made a significant step in obtaining the most dangerous weapons in the world. >> rose: joining me now from washington tom donilon, former n
, as you say, we had the pakistani prime minister mr. sharif, in washington meeting president obama. one of the issues they discussed was drones. the pakistani government has very vocally opposed the drone campaign even though there are many indications that in private they have approved at least some of these strikes. there's also been a lot of attention recently from human rights groups about civilian casualties. the u.s. government claims that the drone campaign is extremely accurate, has killed very few people, but amnesty international brought out a report last week which suggested that in one instance a 67-year-old grandmother was killed. in another, 18 laborers were accidentally killed as they waited to take a meal at the end of the day. so it's a very contentious program but for the c.i.a. this is certainly -- or for the american government, rather, this is a way to show the campaign can also be extremely accurate and can take out people who are a danger not only to the united states but also to pakistan. >> woodruff: so in terms of knowing whether the government of pakistan woul
. >> rose: prime minister of iraq nouri al-maliki met with president obama in washington earlier today, he is seeking assistance in dealing with increasing levels of sectarian violence in his country, there is concern that civil war gripping syria may spread across the border into iraq, the trance national al qaeda group the islamic state of iraq and greater syria operating in both countries, joining us for the conversation about iraq today in washington, d.c., david ignatius, the of the washington post, robin wright a joint in the institute of basis and woodrow wilson center, stanford, fouad ajami is a fellow senior at the hoover institute. >> and dexter filkins of the new yorker magazine, i am pleased to have all of them to have this discussion. what is going on in washington and the conversation between the prime minister of iraq and the president of the united states, fouad? >> to be honest with you, charlie, i wouldn't have given mr. maliki the meeting with president obama, i think it was a mistake. the idea you have this man now running for a third term in iraq. he had a term in 2006
in the obama administration is retraction, i am not calling it's population, i am calling it retraction, pulling back from the tra veils of the world, tremendous veils and i don't see anything else who can with housekeeper of the world, doris kearns goodwin and josef joffe, when we continue. additional funding provided by these funders. >> and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. >> from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> the great fundamental issue now before our people, it is are the american people fit to govern themselves to rule themselves, to control themselves? i believe they are. my opponents do not. >> rose: doris kearns goodwin is here, she is a historian, she is an author,? he is so much more, her books have brought to life some of the most fascinating figures in american history and awarded the pulitzer prize, eleanor the home front in world war ii, her 2005 book, teams of rivals of abraham lincoln and leading members of his cabinet was part of the steven spielberg movie lincoln, this tells the story of rooseve
this tuesday, president obama personally appealed to senators to hold off on additional sanctions on iran. we have an exclusive interview with white house national security adviser susan rice. >> ifill: and we remember one of american history's most revered speeches delivered four score and 70 years ago today, abraham lincoln's gettysburg address. >> the speech is powerful in part, i think, because it is so direct and so poetic, and the words carry so much meaning in such a short space. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the nation's large
achieve that state and then president obama would have a very unpleasant choice of military accident and letting it happen or watching israel launch a military strike. so i'll just give a few examples of the programs that -- all of the reactors we've heard a lot about and the plutonium reactor, iran promised not to build any more centrifuges and not even operate thousands that they have installed that aren't operational and they agreed to no longer enrich the 20% which was weapons grade and to reduce and ultimately eliminate that stockpile. they will be allowed to continue enriching uranium at the 3% to 5% level which is one of the nuclear reactors. at the end of the six months they're not allowed to have more of that than they do right now. iran got two things it wanted. one is the the financial sanctions that were choke the economy and about $6 billion worth and then they did get not a statement of their right to enrich, but a statement in this document here which says that the end of the whole business which could be ten or more years from now and the, p comprehensi deal, after th
in 2006, amid corruption charges. president obama tried to refocus attention on immigration reform today, but his message was momentarily drowned out. the president was speaking in san francisco when a man on the stage behind him began to shout for an end to deportations and others joined in. >> you have a-- a powerful -- >> that's why we're doing. >> i need your help. >> okay. >> what i would like to do-- . >> ifill: the president managed to quiet the hecklers, and urged them to put their energy into lobbying congress. >> the easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like i can do something by violating our laws. and what i'm proposing is the harder path which is to use our democratic processes to achieve the same goal you want to achieve, but it won't be as easy as just shouting. >> ifill: the prospects for quick action on sweeping immigration reform are doubtful as best. house republicans have said they will not hold any votes on the issue for the rest of this year. on wall street, stocks were largely unchanged. the dow jones industrial average gained seven points to close at 16,072.
. there is no way to fix this. >> fixing it is essential to president obama's credibility. with his approval office at it's lowest, the problems surrounding the implementation of the affordable care act are costing the president the trust of the american people. getting the health care initiative right could have a determining effect on how he'll presidency -- on how his presidency is viewed. the president is also under fire for his plans to negotiate with iran. members of congress are skeptical and they would like to increase sanctions on to run -- tehran. john kerry is meeting with lawmakers and today obama just the issue at his press reefing with this message. serious, there is no need for us to add new sanctions on top of the effective.hat are the position, i spoke to president obama's deputy advisor ben rhodes from the white house earlier. ben rhodes, the president says if we want to get something from iran, we have to give something. what is the guarantee they will keep their promise and give something back? >> first of all, what we are looking at is a step toward an agreement that has to hal
a sensitive issue. it was a personal letter from president obama from the afghan leader that appeared to break the deadlock. only an extra ordinary circumstances do troops need right of entry. extraordinary circumstances do troops need right of entry. but is that way of doing things actually worthwhile? >> this gathering is a waste of time and money. it is creating problems for afghan security and the economy. president karzai has said that the americans are not pulling out of afghanistan. the government has done nothing but sell our government out. karzai diffused national pride with a sense of pragmatism urging those to approve the security pact. even if the assembled elders gave it the all clear, it would have to wait until elections in april for the final deal to be done. disagreement,e to america should be committed to sign it when the elections are done. our security should be guerin teed and we should be assured we are moving on the path to security -- guaranteed and we should be assured that we are moving on the path to security. >> president karzai appears to have introduced fresh con
walk and chew gum at the same time, as they say. sense that the obama administration has prioritized cooperation with china at a very, very high level, so it has gone out of its way to not inside problems. we need china's cooperation on global challenges, such as sanctions on iran, such as north korea, so they have prioritized sort of a softer approach to china, but i think this chinese announcement of their own defensive zone in international waters went too far, and i applaud the white house or the very quick and clear response that puts china back in an appropriate box in this case. you very much. >> more from the elements in the south china seas which are causing issues. and police say they have detained radical islam is in moscow. the raids were in the east of the city, and police also uncovered guns and bombs, and they say this group had links to al qaeda. this is two months ahead of the winter olympic games. and the leader of the crew which into crisis has been charged. he was to be taken before a judge after being remanded to custody. it allowed the al qaeda-linked militants
six months. the obama administration issued sweeping new rules today to expand mental health care coverage. the regulations mandate that health insurers cover mental illness and addiction the same as they would a physical ailment. we'll delve into the new rules later in the program. the white house promised help today for americans whose health insurance policies have been canceled. a spokesman said that officials are looking at administrative solutions. president obama apologized yesterday for the cancellations. he had given assurances that people could keep existing coverage. meanwhile, jeff zients, the man tasked with fixing the web site, said today that it is making progress but still has a long way to go. still ahead on the newshour: the surprising spike in october's jobs numbers; the latest on the massive typhoon that struck the philippines; iran sits down with the west to hammer out a deal on nuclear arms; new rules requiring mental illness to be covered like any other health problem. plus, we dig in to the election results in virginia in a search for nationa
americans-- one-third of all adults-- meet the threshold to consider taking a statin. president obama faced new pressure today over cancellations of millions of health insurance policies. former president bill clinton told the web site that mr. obama needs to keep his promise not to let that happen. >> i personally believe even if it takes it to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people. >> woodruff: mr. obama has apologized for the problem but has not said he's willing to amend the law. as for the clinton comments, white house spokesman jay carney had this response. >> i think it's important to note that president clinton in that interview also said, and i quote, the big lesson is that we are better off with this law than without it. the president, as you know, has pledged to ask his team to look at potential actions that could be taken to address this problem. because his focus is on making sure the people get quality and affordable health insurance. >> woodruff: the number two democrat in the u.s. house, maryland congressman s
president obama today, voting to let health insurers keep selling policies that don't meet the standards of the affordable care act to both current and new customers. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. also ahead on the program, another in our series of personal stories about the health-care law's impact. tonight, an aspiring chef in california turns to medicaid. >> all i know is that that option is the best one for me at this point. >> wooduff: and it's friday, mark shields and david brooks are here to analyze the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> my customers can shop around; see who does good work and compare costs. it can also work that way with healthcare. with united healthcare, i get information on quality ratings of doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me and my guys make informed decisions. i don't like guesses with my business and definitely not with our health. that's health in numbers. united healthcare. >> i want to make
.s. supreme court will hear another challenge to president obama's health care law. at issue is a provision that employers provide birth control coverage under their health benefits. a number of business owners have cited religious objections. lower courts have divided in their rulings on the issue. two american b-52 bombers flew over disputed islands in the east china sea today. on saturday, beijing announced an air defense zone over the islands, which japan also claims. the u.s. rejected the chinese restrictions. meanwhile, china sent its only aircraft carrier on a training mission today into the south china sea. disputes in that region center on oil and gas fields. we'll have more on this right after the news summary. afghan president hamid karzai is making new demands before signing a security agreement with the u.s. the "washington post" reported today that karzai wants the u.s. to help start peace talks with the taliban and to release afghan prisoners from guantanamo. karzai made the demands during a two-hour meeting monday with national security adviser susan rice. she warned against
everyone. the first score card on obama care is out and it's not good. just 106000 americans enrolled and went through their state, not the results are worst than expected and bertha coombs joins us with a break down of the numbers. bertha, i know you've been going through the information. who did succeed in signing up? >> we don't really know. they didn't really give us demographic information. they just basically gave us the numbers of what they saw. in terms of people that actually selected a plan at this point, we're talking about 106,000 and as you mentioned, the majority of those came through the state based exchanges that have been working fairly well, only 26,000, nearly 27,000 managed to select a plan. some of them paid, a lot of them haven't but haven't select add plan through the federal exchange as we know, they had a lot of troubles for a lot of people. it's been frustrating. what is interesting is to see the wide variety, more people were able to select a plan on the california exchange than were on the federal exchange and this is just fo
. to what extent can california succeed if obama care nationally in some way fails or falls short? >> well, california, i think, is actually doing a really good job. we're showing other states what it means when a state comes together to say, let's not play politics with our citizens. let's enroll them and covered in health care. there's a 16 other states that are also state-based exchanges like us. new york, washington, connecticut. they're doing a good job. but in air year or two welcome people in states like texas or florida want what california has, insured people getting good coverage that's affordable. >> quickly, if the national website did you want get fixed in a timely way, can -- i mean, we're dependent on that, aren't we? >> absolutely not. for people that need to enroll in coverage in california, we're not using the federal website at all. instead, we actually do a checkup against the irs, the federal hub. so covered california at covered, we do not use were link or depend on a different website. we do, though, ping against the irs and this is an example
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